Entering Freshmen:

The Honors Program is designed for the student whose entering test scores and personal essay indicate capability, high academic potential, and the desire for a more demanding course of study than the regular one.


The requirements for admission to Honors are:

      1) first-year or freshman standing;

      2) top quarter of high school graduating class;

      3) minimum B average in high school work;

      4) minimum ACT of 25, SAT 1100;

      5) approval by Honors Council .


To continue in Honors, a grade point average (GPA) of 3.6 must be maintained.

For new students entering in the Fall 2014 term to receive full consideration for the Honors Scholarship, a completed Honors Application should be submitted to the Honors Council Chair by April 22, 2014..

Printable Application

Sophomores and Juniors:

Requirement for admission to the Honors Program for students who, within their first two years of college work, discover an interest in a particular discipline that they desire to pursue in more depth than regular curriculum demands, are:

     1) sophomore or advanced standing;

     2) A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.6,

     3) a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.65 within the major or a specific discipline;

     4) a letter of application by the student to the Honors Council Chairperson that 

         sets forth reasons for desiring entry into the program and a proposed outline for

         a thesis. This letter must have the signature of the professor willing to direct two

         tutorials and two or three thesis courses, the dean of the school , and the Vice

         President for Academic Services. The application must be approved by the

         Honors Council.


Application for admission should occur no later than the first six weeks of the first long term as a junior.  A student entering Honors as a junior must have a 3.6 overall GPA for that year to continue thesis work as a senior.

Printable Application for Sophomores and Juniors